High winds forecast for Washington County; motorists advised to be careful

This composite image includes a file photo of kites flying in the wind over St. George, Utah, April 2017 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — High winds are expected to impact driving conditions in parts of Washington County Sunday and Monday.

Shaded areas of this map denote those subject to a wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service. Radar map generated at 5:45 p.m. MDT, Nov. 10, 2018 | Image courtesy courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a wind advisory in effect from 7 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday. The affected areas include north-south running canyons and adjacent mountains in Washington County.

Winds of 25-35 mph are expected from the northeast, with gusts up to 50 mph.

The strongest winds are expected along the Interstate 15 corridor from Washington City toward Iron County, as well as along the Bull Valley and Beaver Dam mountains.

Winds will increase Saturday night and remain strong through Sunday before gradually diminishing Monday morning. Those participating in outdoor activities should be prepared for strong wind gusts. Motorists in the advisory area should be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds, which can make driving difficult.

For more information, visit the National Weather Service website.

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